What Is a Concussion?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

*statistical source: concussion.org

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms generally show up soon after the injury. However, you may not know how serious the injury is at first and some symptoms may not show up for hours or days. Most people with a concussion recover well from symptoms experienced at the time of the injury. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer.

If any of the following present themselves after a blow to the head, please consult a health-care professional as soon as possible:

  • Prolonged headache

  • Vision disturbances

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Impaired balance

  • Unusual sleeping habits

  • Confusion

  • Memory loss

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Sensitivity to noise or light

  • ...and more

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Specialized Approach to Concussion

Dr. Vikram Sodhi and Dr. Jason Matthews lead a team approach in the initial evaluation and treatment for concussion and post-concussion syndrome for patients of all ages.

  • Concussion Evaluation, Musculoskeletal Assessment, and Management
  • Easy appointments
  • Treatment and Rehab
  • Board Eligible and Certified physicians trained in the management and treatment of sports-related concussions
  • Return to Play medical clearance

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